Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet Nov. 21

Two committees of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of all the board’s committees will meet Tuesday, Nov. 21, to review a number of items in advance of the full Board’s next quarterly meeting in December.

The Audit Committee will meet at 9 a.m., the Ad Hoc Committee on Committees will meet at 10:30 a.m., and the committee chairs will meet at noon, all on Nov. 21. The meetings will be held in Rooms 201-202-203 at the TBR system office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, TN, 37214.

The Audit Committee’s agenda includes informational reviews of recent audit reports issued by TBR audit staff and the state comptroller’s office. After the public portion of the meeting, the committee will hold into a non-public executive session to discuss audit issues that are confidential under Tennessee law until final reports are issued.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Committees will discuss general revisions to TBR bylaws and proposed revisions to the charters of the board’s External Affairs Committee and Academic Affairs Committee.

The meeting of the chairs of the board’s committees is held primarily to review details of the agenda for the board’s upcoming quarterly meeting, scheduled for Dec. 14 at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. No votes are taken in the committee chairs’ meeting. The committee chairs agenda includes a presentation by the state treasurer’s office on proposed changes to the TBR system’s optional retirement plan, a review of TBR legislative initiatives for the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly, and discussion of finance and business matters including the governor’s budget hearing Nov. 7 and the system’s Shared Services Initiative; updates on strategic planning, college presidential searches, and review of proposed new polices on a warranty of competency of technical program graduates, prevention of workplace violence, freedom of speech and expression and public records, and changes to policies on alcoholic beverages and smoking.

Meetings are open to the public as observers, except for the Audit Committee’s executive session. Anyone wishing to attend should contact TBR communications director Richard Locker at 615-366-4417 or rick.locker@tbr.edu by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, to facilitate security access.

The Audit Committee agenda and materials are posted on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/december-quarterly-board-meeting

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.